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Maincrop


Maincrop potato varieties produce larger varieties for baking and roasting. For best results, 'chit' the tubers and then plant up from March to mid May. The potatoes will be ready to harvest approximately 20 weeks after planting. Maincrop potatoes are best grown in the ground, where they will have more space. 'Sarpo' potatoes offer exceptional resistance to blight, a common problem in potatoes.



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Potato 'Pink Fir Apple'

Solanum tuberosum

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  • The original salad potato

Maincrop.

A very old variety dating back to 1850 which has made an astonishing comeback in recent years. This late maincrop variety produces long, knobbly, pink skinned tubers with butter yellow, waxy flesh, and a distinctive nutty flavour. Potato 'Pink Fir Apple' is deservedly an RHS AGM variety. Perfect for boiling, chipping, or eating either hot or cold as a salad potato. Height and spread: 60cm (24”).



Useful links:

How to grow potatoes in the groundPotato Selector Guide
How to grow potatoes in bags     How to stop blight

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    • 5 potato tubers

    • Despatch: By end of January 2015
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    • £4.49
    • 20 potato tubers

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    • £5.99

Potato 'International Kidney'

Solanum tuberosum

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Second early.

A heritage variety that has stood the test of time. If harvested as a second early, 'International Kidney' makes a perfect, very waxy, salad potato. Harvested later as an early maincrop, it produces floury, large, general purpose tubers. Height and spread: 60cm (24").



Useful links:

How to grow potatoes in the groundPotato Selector Guide
How to grow potatoes in bags     How to stop blight

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    • 20 potato tubers

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    • £5.99
    • 40 potato tubers

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    • £9.99

Potato 'Pentland Crown' - Part of the Alan Romans Collection

Solanum tuberosum

Early maincrop.

'Crown' was the first Pentland variety (from Pentlandfield Station, Edinburgh) to have an impact - the varieties came out in alphabetical order. It displaced 'Majestic' as the most common variety in the UK. 'Crown' is robust, drought resistant, disease resistant and very productive - it even produces long stolons to fill adjacent gaps in the row. It was the first variety to be banned from a supermarket chain for lack of flavour- opinions vary in the 'Majestic' tradition. Nowadays seed is only grown for gardeners.

Useful links:

How to grow potatoes in the groundPotato Selector Guide
How to grow potatoes in bags     How to stop blight

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Potato 'Record' (organic) - Part of the Alan Romans Collection

Solanum tuberosum

Early maincrop.

This heavy duty potato was the favourite of much revered, organic guru, Lawrence Hills. 'Record' has high dry matter with real flavour and it used to be the mainstay of the UK crisp industry until US takeover followed by saturation advertising convinced our children that pale gold rather than deep gold crisps were the best. 'Record' is now rare but a little is still grown for gardeners - it is great mashed, steamed, fried or roasted.

Useful links:

How to grow potatoes in the groundPotato Selector Guide
How to grow potatoes in bags     How to stop blight

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Potato 'Manitou' - Part of the Alan Romans Collection

Solanum tuberosum

Early maincrop.

Agrico, the biggest potato organisation in Europe, predict that 'Manitou' will be the 'new' 'Desiree' in a few years. It certainly looks good on paper but time will tell.

Useful links:

How to grow potatoes in the groundPotato Selector Guide
How to grow potatoes in bags     How to stop blight

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Potato 'Amour'

Solanum tuberosum

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  • NEW in 2014

Early maincrop.

A welcome return of this show bench favourite, Potato 'Amour' produces good yields of pure white skinned, rounded to oval tubers with shallow red-pink eyes and a creamy flesh. The waxy flesh of this early maincrop potato makes it ideal for general purpose use in the kitchen. Also has good resistance to golden eelworm. Height and spread: 60cm (24").


Useful links:

How to grow potatoes in the groundPotato Selector Guide
How to grow potatoes in bags     How to stop blight

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    • 10 exhibit grade potato tubers

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    • £4.99